This book is part of our recommended resources for our exploration into the theme of Addiction. When we come across a book or teacher that is in alignment with our current theme, we will be sharing it as a resource alongside our other stories.
According to the Shamanic tradition that Sandra Ingerman has spent over 30 years practicing, the soul leaves the body when experiencing trauma. When this happens, part of the soul retreats to the realm from which it came, leaving people with a sense of feeling incomplete, as if a part of them is “missing” in the physical-temporal plane where the body resides. When we experience feelings of incompleteness as humans, we attempt to fill the void with other energetic forces. These forces often come in the form of addictions or other negative behavioral patterns.
To counteract these energetic voids, shamans from various traditions have long used a method of healing called “soul retrieval” that works when they entered an altered state of conscious and use the energy of “helping spirits” beyond this dimension to restore the missing piece of a soul to an individual. While in traditional practices a shaman must be present in order to facilitate, Sandra combines her work with contemporary psychology that enables the individual to do this kind of energetic work on themselves.
In Soul Retrieval, Sandra offers insight and practical knowledge into how one can experience these spiritual journeys for their own personal healing. With the understanding that many of the root causes of addiction come from a sense of the self being “fragmented” due to past traumas, we recommend this book as part of our theme.
“With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.”
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